Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 January 2004

304 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195168877

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The Irish Story

Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland

R. F. Foster

Roy Foster is one of the leaders of the iconoclastic generation of Irish historians. In this opinionated, entertaining book he examines how the Irish have written, understood, used, and misused their history over the past century. Varied, surprising, and funny, the interlinked essays examine the stories that people tell each other in Ireland and why, providing an unsparing view of the way Irish history has been manipulated. The Irish Story will essential reading for all who care about Irish history and literature.